3 Ways a Skilled Attorney Can Help You
Was Your Personal Injury REALLY Caused by an Accident?
Many individuals facing devastating short and long-term disability, economic losses, pain and suffering, and emotional devastation are left wondering if the perils they face are simply the result of unfortunate circumstances or bad luck; however, time and again facts indicate that the vast majority of serious personal injuries did not result from true “accidents” at all.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an average of 30 million Americans suffer serious personal injuries each year. Two million of these injuries are significant enough to require hospitalization. As a result of their injuries, 167,127 of those affected lost their lives. Unintentional poisoning, motor vehicle traffic accidents, and falls rounded out the top three causes of death in this category. Medical malpractice, construction accidents, dog bites, assault and battery, homicide, and defective products were included among the top causes of significant personal injuries leading to both catastrophic harm and deaths in the United States.
Accidents Versus Torts
Although we commonly refer to the types of injuries listed above as “accidents,” that is generally not the case at all. Accidents happen by chance and cannot be expected. If an injury could and should have been prevented by someone else and they failed to do so, it may not have been an accident at all. By law, it may be a tort. If a tortuous act caused your injury, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for a broad range of related losses with assistance from a personal injury attorney.
Negligence – Recklessness – Malicious Acts
Most significant injuries and wrongful deaths can be traced to some form of preventable – and avoidable – human error. When human error is involved, it may be possible to hold the responsible party accountable for the harm they caused. From negligence and recklessness to intentionally malicious acts, it is clear that most individuals who have suffered a serious personal injury would be well advised to seek the counsel of a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible following the incident.
How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?
Were you seriously injured? If so, working with a dedicated personal injury attorney can make a huge difference in the outcome of your claim. At Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law, we are able to offer an immense amount of personalized assistance to our seriously injured clients throughout all of West Virginia. There are no upfront legal fees and we offer a free initial consultation to determine if you have a valid claim, so you have nothing to lose by reaching out to our firm. As West Virginia’s top firm fighting for the rights of the injured, we are able help our clients take action in many ways.
1. Building a Strong Case On Your Behalf
Recovering from a devastating personal injury is difficult enough. When unscrupulous insurance companies swoop in to offer unrepresented injury victims settlement amounts before treatment is even near completion, it can be downright overwhelming. With medical bills stacking up, you may be unable to work to your full potential – or unable to work at all. This can make it very tempting to accept one of the first financial offers from the insurance company and call it a day. If you have no idea what amount is fair, there is no way to know if the settlement offer is fair. Do not make this mistake.
At Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law, we are aware that you are unable to fight for yourself while recovering from your serious injuries. That is why we are here. Our dedicated trial attorneys are well-positioned to fight on your behalf and build a strong case to secure the best possible results. We work closely with experienced medical experts and investigators to thoroughly examine the legal and medical aspects of your case. From tracking down and interviewing witnesses, collecting police and medical reports, surveillance footage, physical evidence, and other pertinent materials to expertly analyzing the details, our goal is to establish the strongest possible case to establish liability. We can uncover the truth and get you the financial compensation you are entitled to receive.
2. Maximum Financial Compensation
The average cost of a serious personal injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident can be upwards of $100,000 in medical bills alone. It is important to keep in mind that health insurance companies are often able to legally avoid covering these expenses. This could place you on the hook for all of your short-term and long-term medical expenses and related losses – unless you choose to hold the responsible party accountable. No matter how the injury occurred, if someone else’s actions caused your injuries, you want West Virginia’s best legal team on your side. At Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law, our hands-on approach is designed to recover the maximum possible financial compensation for each client. We have secured millions for our seriously injured clients.
3. Aggressive Legal Representation
It is an unfortunate fact that attorneys who are unwilling to stand up for their clients when facing devious insurance company tactics get inferior results. As the region’s most aggressive firm, Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law has a track record of proven results. We approach each case with care. Our legal team prepares each case with the attention it deserves. We keep our clients informed regarding the case scope and progress. Our attorneys are fully prepared to take each and every case to trial, if necessary, to secure justice. We do not back down when protecting the rights of our clients.
Contact Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law
Were you seriously harmed as a result of a commercial truck or motor vehicle collision, a property owner’s carelessness, a medical provider’s negligence, a domestic animal attack, a reckless criminal act, or other wrongful act? If so, let us know.
We are able to determine what your injury or wrongful death claim is worth. At Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law, we will not accept anything less than the maximum recovery our clients are entitled to receive. We pursue everything from lost wages, medical expenses, and property loss to compensation for pain and suffering, funeral benefits, loss of companionship, and other financial and emotional damages our clients are entitled to receive. If you or your loved one have suffered a serious loss, it is important that you act quickly. Contact Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law right away.
Contact Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law for a free initial consultation: (304) 292-4381.